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[Archived Webinar, October 2012] Diving into Data

Instructor: Lisa Williams

Diving Into Data will give you a tour of the state-of-the-art in civic data visualization, as well as show you the hidden onramps that will enable you to get started with your own experiments even if you’re not a programmer or don’t have the budget to hire one.

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Overview

Who should take this course:

Community foundations, issue-oriented nonprofits, journalists who are interested in adding dataviz to their portfolio of skills, civic activists.

What you will learn:

  1. To understand the overall landscape of civic data in North America and beyond – what’s happening, what’s possible, and what’s next.
  2. About “onramps” to civic data experiments – ways you can get started even if you’re not a programmer or don’t have a big budget to hire one.
  3. About sources of civic data you didn’t know about and learn how to match a data visualization strategy with the data you have and the outcome you want to achieve.

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